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and that because of joe biden, because of michael bloomberg, because of former congressman gabrielle giffords that there is a possibility of doing something now or is it simply the possibility of beginning the conversation? >> the it seems like it was the beginning of a conversation that would end in failure even two, three weeks back. if you talked to people that were inside the white house and working with joe biden i don't think there was a lot of hope that they thought they could ever get through an assault weapon ban in the house and the senate. for actually, though, it's not been michael bloomberg's actions over the past several weeks or gabrielle giffords or joe biden's that i think has made the biggest difference. i think the reason why the political landscape is moving as quickly as it is on this issue and why the polls are moving is because the abhorrent behavior of the national rifle association and their reaction not only to newtown but wayne lapierre's press conference, the news of the past few days of a commercial that actually talked about the president's own children and takes
shooting, vice president joe biden has met with the nra, healthcare professionals, gun control groups and a rep from walmart, the nation's largest gun seller. the president will lay out the measures created from those meetings. likely on the list: a push for an assault weapons ban and better background checks. the president speaks at 11:45 eastern. children who wrote letters expressing concerns about gun violence in schools will join him. a new york city school bus driver strike starts today, affecting 152,000 students. more than 8,000 drivers and support workers are walking off the job to protest a lack of job protections. new york city mayor michael bloomberg has proposed a competetive bid process for school bus contracts in order to save money. the union is upset it may impact current drivers. this strike is the first such job action by unionized new york school bus drivers in more than three decades. massive job cuts are happening around the globe. the world's largest platinum producer, located in south africa, is closing 4 mine shafts and letting go of 14,000 employees, which is
met with vice president joe biden last week. the obama administration is seeking information from the industry on factors that influence violence following last month's shootings in newtown, conneticut. salaries for new grads are on the rise. the job market is still lagging, but starting salaries for 2012 college grads are up 3.4% according to a new survey. salaries in education grew the most, at 5.4% over last year. the average salary ranges from the mid-30s for health and human service jobs to 60 thousand dollars for engineering grads. the famous grauman chinese theater in hollywood has a new name. it will now be called the tcl chinese theater, after chinese tv-maker tcl bought naming rights to the 85-year- old theater. it is an icon of hollywood and draws about 4 million visitors each year for red-carpet premiers. tcl's ceo hopes a hollywood presence will increase the company's profile and better connect the cultures of china and north america. still to come, zoning in on the trading floor. a look at how traders pushed to take big bets. that's later. but first, the shocking tru
bill. we are so lucky to have barack obama and joe biden now. i think this was masterful. they hit all of the problem areas. i think it's a great start. you know, i'm disappointed in the news coverage. obama talked about the assault rifles and i wasn't sure if he was saying he thought they just should be outlawed outright. i got that from him. and what they would do about ones that were already out there. do you know anything about that? >> bill: well, there would be a ban on the sale of assault weapons going forward but there is no word about what to do about the -- i think i've seen maybe 20 million 40 million that are already out there in circulation or in the hands of gun owners. >> caller: oh, man. >> bill: that's a real, real problem. >> caller: that's -- >> bill: that's why i think we need a buyback provision like they did in australia. >> caller: buyback and if someone did want to have them, they could at least -- i think they should have to have insurance, too. handguns and everything. it costs $300 billion a year in medical costs for gun shot wounds in this country. >> bill:
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
president joe biden and senate republicans ends the payroll tax holiday, raises taxes on those making over $400,000 a year and increases capital gains tax rates. so, how will this impact your small business? barbara wealthman is an attorney and a leading authority on tax law and finance for small businesses. she is the writer of the muntari e newsletter "big ideas for small business" and also author of the book "j.j. lasser's "1,001 tax deductions and great to see both of you. thanks for joining us. >> a pleasure. >> i read some article that said recently frustrated, elated, happy, confused, those are people's reactions right now to just what happened in washington. barb, i want to talk with you first and foremost about the payroll tax holiday so there's no uncertainty about that. your employees are going to be paying more out of their payroll. for their payroll tax is this something you've discussed with your employes? >> we haven't discussed with them yet. i think we were waiting first to see what was going to happen. our plan is to discuss with them right before they receive their first
of mayors' winter meeting. vice president joe biden will speak to the group just getting under way here live on c-span. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to h
. >> ed lavandera, austin, texas. thank you very much. >>> vice president joe biden's task force is recommending that gun trafficking be defined as a federal crime. according to politico, the white house has defined 19 executive actions where the president may act unilaterally. others are mulling these executive orders because of the difficulty in enacting new gun legislation in congress. president obama is expected to lay out his proposals formally next week. >>> the house is expected to debate on the second part of the disaster from superstorm sandy. lawmakers have been pushed for the $51 billion relief measure and conservative republicans have complained the price tag is too high and including spending that has nothing to do with the storm. >>> twisted metal and wrecked carriages. this was a scene in egypt overnight as a train derailed. railway officials say at least 19 people were killed, more than 100 people were injured. >>> about 150,000 children in new york city will have to find another way to get to school tomorrow? why? school bus drivers say they're going on strike. t
to regulate high capacity clips. he is calling for a meaningful assault weapons ban. vice president joe biden, he met with him today, also with the house democrats to get their input. but other congressional members say they don't believe any gun control bill will pass. really? senators kelly ayotte, also chuck grassley and angus king all say they're just willing to listen. and representative phil gingrey of georgia agrees. now, these are the people who get to vote on any kind of gun measure. but they're just waiting around, waiting to be impressed i guess with what somebody is going to show up with. senator john mccain took it a step further, saying congress should not and will not vote on an assault weapons ban. isn't that encouraging? he thinks it's just not going to happen. so why go ahead and bother. you mean to tell me we can't even go back to where we were? senator joe manchin of west virginia went on cnn to talk about bipartisanship yesterday. he ended up taking a totally partisan stance on an assault weapons ban. >> just get a yes or no possibly. an assault weapons stand alone ban. >
. meantime vice president joe biden has been busy meeting with a range of groups about gun control including the nra which released this statement after their meeting with biden. they said and i quote: we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe how much it who h. to do within amendment to attack the second amendment. the task force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearm owners. honest tax paying hard working americans. it's unfortunate that this administration continues to insist pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems end of quote. the gun debate has gotten ooff track. when it talks about you don't need 10 bullets to kill a deer, that's not the point. folks, it's about protecting yourselves and your families. the second amendment is not to protect your hunting rights. it's to protect you when maybe the police are 30 minutes away. i understand wanting to stop violence. more guns in america past 20 years overall the murder and violence rate is down by half. i think when we talk about maybe we n
by vice president joe biden. >>> state lawmakers in new york are expected to pass the nation's most restrictive gun law later today. the measure has already passed the state senate and is now before the assembly. it would increase sentences for gun crimes, ban internet sales of assault weapons and make it a misdemeanor for failing to safely store weapons. >>> and marin county is having a gun buy-back event at several locations today between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. this evening. the locations are the police stations in san rafael, larkspur, novato and the point reyes station as well as saint andrew's church in marin city. people can turn in operable semi-automatic weapons in exchange for $200 and other firearms for $100. the program has a no questions asked policy. >>> san jose has a new acting police chief. didn'tty chief larry esquivel will serve as interim chief for chris moore retiring on friday. he has been with the san jose police department for 27 years. >>> other bay area headlines, this is closure day for some fire stations in contra costa coun
bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to expand charges against the president. in other words, this video that the the nra's put out makes a larger argument. it's not just about guns it's puts going in to the people when have negative views about the president.am so, it uses all the emotional -- presses all presses all the emotional r those p buttons for those people who dent and t don't like the president and the nra is making it about hipock extrassy and not safety. >> the president said he's not worried about the politics right now but the politics will
the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: today, vice president joe biden meeting with president obama to present to him the recommendations out of his task force. he's been hard at it for the last month in the wake of the newtown, connecticut. to come up with recommendations for the congress. and according to some lawmakers 19 steps that the vice president feels the president himself can take without needing congressional authority on the issue of gun violence. this time it looks like it's just not going to go away. there will be some action. randi weingarten is very much part of that conversation. representing america's teachers as president of the american federation of teachers. before we go to the phones, randi, peter you've been following social media comments. >> we're tweeting at bpshow. rd copeland says barack obama was right. the money drives the nra. it is why nra want more guns in schools and not less. profits above all. even kids' safety. karen, short and to the point says nra sells guns from fear. they will never be sensible. we're tweeting at
advice vice president joe biden gave his boss. >>> plus, critics pounce on coca-cola's new obesity ad. how scared is one of the world's most popular brands about soda bans? >>> and -- >> he's got to crawl over a lot of broken glass. >> -- after getting lance armstrong to confess, oprah says the cyclist didn't come clean in the manner she expected. >>> i'm brooke baldwin. good to see you. we have got some developing news now out of the white house. let me tell you what we know here. we know the vice president, joe biden, has just briefed the president on his gun violence package. and within this past hour, the white house announced a formal unveiling tomorrow. tomorrow, just before noon, we're hearing the white house planned to curb gun violence post sandy hook. want to go quickly to jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent there. jessica, are we any closer to learning what precisely is in the package? >> reporter: hi, brooke. well, first of all, jay carney, the white house press secretary explicitly confirmed that tomorrow the president will say that he wants to press congr
of friends. they do trust each other. mitch mcconnell knows if joe biden gives him his word, it is good. we need more of that in washington, not less. >> let me ask you, since i have you, something else the president mentioned, asked, of course, about gun violence in this country. here we are, one month since the horrendous shootings in newtown, connecticut. and we now know that he has the vice president's proposals on his desk. what should we be hearing about the proposals, john? >> this is going to be a fascinating test of the president, brooke. what he wants to do and how much he's willing to spend of his own political capital to get it in the second term. because what he wants to do is big things. immigration reform, a fight with the republican base. gun control, that means a fight with the republican base. this debt ceiling and the other spending and tax issues, that means a fight with the republican base. if you thought the election was going to bring kumbaya to washington, today's press conference told you you're wrong. the president was fascinating. he made crystal clear an assault
. president obama is reviewing recommendations from vice president joe biden about new gun policy legislation. reportedly, the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. >>> we're gonna find up what facebook's big secret is. the menlo park-based social network is making an announcement at 10:00 this morning. last week, facebook issues an invitation. it includes "come and see what we're building." >>> and firefighters are putting out hot spots at an early-morning pier fire in crockett. investigators say it's suspicious. alex savidge was the first reporter there. he's back there. >> reporter: form, dave. arson investigators will be -- gear, dave. arson investigators will be -- good morning, dave. arson investigators will be continuing to investigate. they have a witness say they saw a small warming fire. they believe it may have been used possibly by fishermen and it's possible that fire grew out of hand. you can see five hours after this fire started we're still seeing this pier smoldering and from time to time we're se
it and controlling guns is the issue. joe biden meeting house democrats, laying out the measures the white house wants with or without congress. reportedly there are 19 executive actions for the president to impose, unilaterally. issue an executive order in congress is bypassed. they reportedly include universal background checks, banning high capacity magazine chips and an assault weapons ban, all of that is possible. that's the federal level. at the state level, new york has already moved. a bill is expected to pass today that is being called the toughest gun control law in the country. the proposals call for tougher assault weapons ban and restrictions of sales on guns and ammunition and yes, tougher background checks, all of this appears to be in favor with a small majority of voters. a new washington post, abc news poll, shows 52% more likely to back some kind of gun control after the shootings in newtown, connecticut. a lot of people still agree with the n.r.a. another poll shows 55% shows armed guards in schools. 42% oppose that. president obama will unveil his full recommendations on gun
president obama is reviewing the recommendations from vice president joe biden and his task force on curbing gun violence. the president has signaled he is ready for a fight on that issue and much more. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director. hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning. this morning the president will unveil his gun proposals he would like to see passed. the realities of the tough politics of getting it through congress continue to hang in the air with even the president himself expressing some frustration that he realizes he won't get everything he wants. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: one month after the newtown school shooting, president obama is set to unveil new gun policy proposals this week based on the work of vice president joe biden's task force. at a news conference monday, the president offered a preview. >> we have to have stronger background checks that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacit
difficult to do. >>> but first, as vice president joe biden gets ready to make his recommendations on curbing gun violence as soon as today, the majority of americans polled by abc news backs major reform. >> here are the numbers. 71% support a new federal database that tracks gun sales. meanwhile, 58% favor a ban on assault weapons, while 55% agree with the nra plan to put armed guards in schools. abc's karen travers is covering this ongoing debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. yesterday, president obama held the last press conference of his first term. he wasn't really willing to go into details about what he's considering on gun control. but he took a lot of questions on that very explosive issue. after the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary, president obama said the nation needed to change. and now he's poised to announce his own game plan on gun control. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: president obama received recommendations
a letter to the white house in protest. written to joe biden was posted on the agency's facebook page. >> you can ban every firearm out there, and it's not going to fix it. people that will commit these kin of heinous acts they are going to find a way to do it. >> it is worth noting that law enforcement officials are often on the vaqnguard of fighting gun violence and are widely supported of new gun measures. kion reports that mueller thinks treating mental illness is helpful. one other sheriff in kentucky says he will not comply. >>> and "the washington post," all presidential vehicles will hold a plate, taxation without representation. it refers to residents of d.c. they pay taxes but don't have a vote in congress. the white house says after living in washington for four year, the president recognizes the unfair answer that d.c. residents face every day. they will be on the vehicles for the duration of the second term. >> george w. bush took it off the car after president clinton used it. but obama didn't put it back, and there was a lot of criticism. so this is throwing those peopl
have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanks our vice president, joe biden. for your dedication, joe, to this issue. for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many. and obviously none have affected us more than a families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost. so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant frits, julia stokes, hannah zeha and tasia good. they're pretty representative of some of the messages i got. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hennah, a third grader. you can go ahead and wave, hennah. that's you. hennah
's bad to leave congress out of the equation. the good thing is it appears that joe biden did solicit people from both sides of the aisle on this debate to come and have this discussion with him. i think one of the most important things that many americans agree with is that this should be a comprehensive approach. you may not agree with every tenet of what the president will talk about today or any of them, but at least it was a comprehensive approach and to hear that the nra is at least happy with some of the things involved and maybe other people who feel differently than the nra are happy with some of the things, i don't think you'll ever have a plan where every single person is going to be happy with it. so let's see what it is first before we judge it completely. in the meantime, one of the things that's causing big stir is the fact that the president is going to be surrounded when he makes this announcement by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy. so that has become a big question today. we know that imagery in politics, s
that expired in 2004 and that was, incidentally, first initiated and passed by joe biden. so he's the right person for the president to have appointed to come up with what we should do next. regulating assault weapons certainly falls within the bounds of the second amendment, and so does everything else we're urging. this is not a constitutional question. it's a question of political courage. the supreme court, the one that defines what the constitution means and says, has ruled that reasonable regulations are consistent with the second amendment. so when the gun lobby raises the second amendment, it is nothing but a red herring. it's time for second amendment defenders in congress to call them on it. the three measures that i just mentioned require background checks for all gun sales, making gun trafficking a federal crime and limiting military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines will require leadership from both the president and members of congress. but there are other steps that president obama can take without congressional approval. at any time he chooses with just the s
, the vice president, the first lady and joe biden as well. then everybody starts to make their way back to the capital at 10:00 or 10:30 depending on how coffee and tea proceeds. our members come and they get there a few minutes ahead of the president and will greet the president and president schumer as they come in from the capital at about 10:407 and then everyone goes into the capital and we start the procession out with dignitaries, former presidents and the v.i.p.'s are announced on theplasm and proceeds for about 30 minutes when the president is introduced on to the platform. president schumer opens with a few remarks and then brent will talk about how the program proceeds from there. for folks coming to the mall or coming with the tickets to the west front, we will be opening the doors at 7:00 a.m. and we've advised everyone to make sure they are there by 9:30 to make sure everyone is gone through screening and to their place in time to see the festivities. we have a number of crowd strategies to improve on some of the systems that were in place last time to prevent some of the
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